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Anderson Rabin Wakeman Supergroup: It’s On

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The often-rumoured rock “supergroup” featuring former Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman will be up and running this year, and the trio will tour.

Trevor RabinRabin posted a tweet on 6 January in which he said simply “PS…great stuff happening with Jon and Rick.” He then took to Twitter again two days later to write: “About the most I can say for now is that we have decided to tour. Thanks for all the good vibes.”

On Monday (11), former Yes lead vocalist Anderson, who has been working with jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, wrote on his Facebook page: “This year is going to be great fun, Jean Luc and I will tour the USA this May/June, then some concerts/festivals in Europe, here and there in the summer, and at last I will start singing with Trevor and Rick later in the year as ARW.

An Evening With Jon Anderson“We have been writing some unique songs together, and feel it is time to go out together and perform on stage…all very exciting…and so many other treats to come, lots of new music is on its way…so sending as much love and possible to you all…cheers..jon.”

Jamie Glaser, guitarist in the Anderson Ponty band, added on Facebook: “They are doing a new band, have some unique music they have and are writing, and they will be doing a reinvention of Yes as well (meaning some Yes songs their way)…there is NO conflict between tours or dates with the two bands. and no one is replacing anyone in Anderson Ponty.”

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Ned Tufekcic

    January 13, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Both Jon and Rick and in particular Trevor deserve this! And most importantly the fans of all three…Stoked!

  2. Pierre

    January 14, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Please come to Cape Town!..

  3. Daniel

    January 14, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Please come to the Britt Festival in Jacksonville Oregon. Please, Please Please

  4. TORMATO

    January 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    And the drummer? White or Brufford? And on bass guitar?
    ¿Tony Levin?

  5. Rober

    January 14, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Woooowwww!!!, Tal Wilkenfeld in Bass please!!! Bill in Drumms.

  6. Michael Gardiner

    January 14, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Bill Bruford is not an option. He is retired and is VERY unlikely to unretire for anything …. least of all something Yes-related.

  7. Alberto Raiser

    January 15, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Yo también quisiera a Bruford y Levin pero no lo creo debe de tratarse de otros músicos, como sea es excelente noticia !!!
    Lima is waiting for ARW !!!

  8. Manny Zorgan

    January 15, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Great news all round! Happy days! Lots of love to all of you from Manfred in Southampton!

  9. Norman Clark

    January 15, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Hope I survive long enough to see them, currently in Birmingham UK hospital with cancer

    • Marcos

      February 9, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Hang on there, Norman!!! My prays are for you today!

    • A friend

      February 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Praying for you Norman Clark – be healed in Jesus name! 🙂

    • Peter Coleman

      March 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Be strong Norman, I know from personal experience how hard it can be. You WILL get to see them!

    • patricio

      June 9, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      You will see it Norman!!!!!!!!!

  10. Angela McBride

    January 17, 2016 at 12:23 am

    This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. So excited. It will be awesome. Love you guys.

  11. Peter Gullerud

    January 17, 2016 at 4:26 am

    I said this should happen some time ago. Glad to see its fruition! Wow!

    • Manuel Alvidrez

      January 17, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Yup!… you sure did brother Peter…. and ‘Wow’ is right!

  12. joem2112

    January 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Add and “L” to thar lineup as in Lee. As in Geddy “fuckin” Lee. I’m sure he wants to play!

  13. paul davies

    January 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Wish Trevor would bring it to S Africa…..but hell man….this is good news…

  14. George Barry

    January 29, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Jon Camp on Bass,anyone? He did a great job in Rennaissance (with Annie Haslam) and certainly can cut the material.

    • Jack

      June 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      Jon Camp would be awesome ! I read an interview with him a while back, he was a big fan of Chris and plays a lot like him. And he’s a strong vocalist.

  15. John Grant

    February 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    They will undboutedly be a great act which will be in sharp contrast to the current sham known as Yes with that awful singer. What a treat for long suffering Yes fans everywhere

  16. Stephen Black

    February 15, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Please come tour Byron bay blues festival Australia easter 2016

  17. Mark

    March 11, 2016 at 2:31 am

    Tony Levin on bass and Gavin Harrison or Carl Palmer on drums would be a dream come true.

  18. Hardy Mare'

    May 28, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Carl Palmer, WOW!!!

  19. George Hartranft

    October 21, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I am going to see them in a casino in Atlantic City, NJ. I have had pictures and/or signatures with everyone from UNION(except Jon)I have pictures with Alan, Chris AND drank at a bar in the casino with Steve. I want to meet ALL 3. See them 1028/16,write you and tell you how it went.

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